The project Shape.Repeat is a dialog about how we manufacture clothes. Instead of cutting out patterns and sewing, natural liquid material is molded into a two-dimensional shape and when the material dries out, the article of clothing is mostly ready to use, it only needs a few minor finishing touches. The fashion industry produces approximately 60 billion square meters of textile waste every year. But with this method no extra clippings are made, you can measure out the exact amount of material you need.

I have been experimenting with natural materials, for example, agar, gelatine, and SCOBY.
Each material has different qualities and I will continue to explore what materials are particularly useful for this project

The mold used to form the clothing is modifiable so you can adjust the size and shape of the clothing you are making. I think of the mold like a puzzle, so you can take out or add pieces to it.
And when you grow tired of the clothing you can re-melt it again and pour it back into the re-assembled mold. In essence, make a new garment, using the same material.

As of now, I have been focusing on making tops but in the near future I hope to find fashion designers to collaborate with me. It will be interesting to see what items of clothing will come out of such collaboration. The clothing are durable and can last for quite some time, and if you start to see wear and tear, you can re-melt them to freshen them up.

I believe it’s important to constantly re-evaluate how we do things. This method of making clothes definitely challenges us to stop and rethink our current clothing manufacturing methods.
It proposes a technique that eliminates excess scraps and synthetic materials. I believe there are many possibilities left to explore using this method of procedure.